Environmental Compliance Assessment (ERGO)
The Environmental Compliance Assessment Program was initiated by the Corps as a comprehensive self-evaluation and program management system for achieving, maintaining, and monitoring compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations at USACE facilities and operating projects. The acronym, ERGO, has become synonymous with the assessment process. ERGO is the Environmental Review Guide for Operations. It is the Corps specific tool used to conduct annual environmental compliance assessments. Other tools used are the TEAM Guide & State Supplements. Corps facilities are required to perform internal and external assessments. External assessments are conducted on a minimum cycle of every five years and include major outgrants. Internal assessments are done annually, except for the year the external is done. Districts decide if internal assessments of major outgrants are necessary. Assessment results are entered in the OMBIL Environmental Compliance module.